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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Joppa 
  n  :  a  port  in  western  Israel  on  the  Mediterranean;  incorporated 
  into  Tel  Aviv  in  1950  [syn:  {Jaffa},  {Joppa},  {Yafo}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Joppa,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  35087 
  Joppa,  IL  (village,  FIPS  38674) 
  Location:  37.20578  N,  88.84426  W 
  Population  (1990):  492  (224  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62953 
  Joppa,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  21085 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Joppa 
  beauty,  a  town  in  the  portion  of  Dan  (Josh.  19:46;  A.V., 
  "Japho"),  on  a  sandy  promontory  between  Caesarea  and  Gaza,  and 
  at  a  distance  of  30  miles  north-west  from  Jerusalem.  It  is  one 
  of  the  oldest  towns  in  Asia.  It  was  and  still  is  the  chief 
  sea-port  of  Judea.  It  was  never  wrested  from  the  Phoenicians.  It 
  became  a  Jewish  town  only  in  the  second  century  B.C.  It  was  from 
  this  port  that  Jonah  "took  ship  to  flee  from  the  presence  of  the 
  Lord"  (Jonah  1:3).  To  this  place  also  the  wood  cut  in  Lebanon  by 
  Hiram's  men  for  Solomon  was  brought  in  floats  (2  Chr.  2:16);  and 
  here  the  material  for  the  building  of  the  second  temple  was  also 
  landed  (Ezra  3:7).  At  Joppa,  in  the  house  of  Simon  the  tanner, 
  "by  the  sea-side,"  Peter  resided  "many  days,"  and  here  "on  the 
  house-top,"  he  had  his  "vision  of  tolerance"  (Acts  9:36-43).  It 
  bears  the  modern  name  of  Jaffa,  and  exibituds  all  the 
  decrepitude  and  squalor  of  cities  ruled  over  by  the  Turks. 
  "Scarcely  any  other  town  has  been  so  often  overthrown,  sacked, 
  pillaged,  burned,  and  rebuilt."  Its  present  population  is  said 
  to  be  about  16,000.  It  was  taken  by  the  French  under  Napoleon  in 
  1799,  who  gave  orders  for  the  massacre  here  of  4,000  prisoners. 
  It  is  connected  with  Jerusalem  by  the  only  carriage  road  that 
  exists  in  the  country,  and  also  by  a  railway  completed  in  1892. 
  It  is  noticed  on  monuments  B.C.  1600-1300,  and  was  attacked  by 
  Sannacharib  B.C.  702. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Joppa,  beauty;  comeliness 
 




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